The Dot and the Line

Literary Tattoos: The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics Norton Juster Illustrations

This is Katie’s tattoo:

This is inspired from one of my favorite children’s books by Norton Juster called The Dot and the Line.  Not only do I absolutely adore this story of a line hopelessly in love with a dot, but it was also the first book I ever found and bought from the independent bookstore I have been working at for the past 5 years. Back before I actually got paid to be surrounded by books, I would go in The Book Tavern (Augusta, Ga) and pester the owner (and my neighbor). I spotted a first edition of this book and had no prior knowledge of it. I immediately fell in love with not just it’s story but it’s worn and tattered pages. I traded in most of my prized books to get it at a discount because I couldn’t afford it’s rare price tag.

Bonus:  Watch the cartoon here.


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